Quick Guide to Garden Route
One of the world’s most famous road journeys, South Africa’s Garden Route takes you past sleepy towns, swathes of golden sand beaches, stunning lush greenery and fabulous wildlife.
Stretching all the way from Mossel Bay in the west to Port Elizabeth in the east and sandwiched between the Outeniqua, and Tsitsikamma Mountains and Indian Ocean, the Garden Route offers holidaymakers plenty to see and do.
Look out for sightings of the Southern Right Whale as you cruise pass the route’s various bays and stop off at one of the 10 nature reserves to see unique wildlife. If you’re feeling really adventurous there’s the Bloukrans Bridge Bungy – the world’s highest bridge bungy jump – to launch yourself off of or even a trek through Tsitsikamma forest to enjoy.
Sleepy little towns like Montagu are perfect places to spend a night, while Plettenberg Bay with its beachside cafes, shops and stunning seafront is not to be missed during your South Africa holiday.
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Best Time to go to the Garden Route
With mild summers and mild winters, anytime of the year is a good time to go on a Garden Route holiday. In summer you can expect temperatures around 28 degrees while winter’s mercury rarely dips below 10. There’s a chance of showers all year round, with slightly more in the spring months. That said, booking flights for the Garden Route between April and June will allow you to see everything in full bloom.